Viola Roberts Lampkin Brown is a remarkable woman about to celebrate her 110th birthday on October 4th, 2021. The Clarke County Board of Supervisors has proclaimed this day “Viola Roberts Lampkin Brown Day” in recognition of her long and inspiring life.
Viola was born on October 4th, 1911, in Hume, Virginia. She grew up in a time of great social and economic change in the United States, including the women’s suffrage movement and the Great Depression. Despite these challenges, Viola persevered and has lived to see incredible progress in our society.
Viola’s life has been one of service and dedication to her community. She worked as a teacher for many years and was an active church member. She also served as the Clarke County Registrar of Voters for 20 years, helping to ensure that every citizen had a voice in our democracy.
Viola has lived through some of the most significant events of the 20th and 21st centuries, including two world wars, the civil rights movement, and the technological revolution. She has maintained a positive outlook and a strong sense of faith throughout these changes.
Viola has been recognized for her long and productive life, receiving numerous awards and honors over the years. In 2016, she was recognized by the Virginia General Assembly for her contributions to the community. And now, as she approaches her 110th birthday, her community is coming together to celebrate her life and legacy.
Viola’s longevity is a testament to her strength, resilience, and determination. She has lived through difficult times and seen firsthand the progress we have made as a society. Her life inspires us all, reminding us of the importance of service, community, and faith.
As we celebrate Viola Roberts Lampkin Brown Day on October 4th, let us remember the remarkable life of this extraordinary woman. Let us honor her legacy by continuing to work for progress and justice in our communities and by cherishing the relationships that sustain us throughout our lives. Happy 110th birthday, Viola!